Enlightened Recognized As Top 100 MBE® Awardee This is the second time Enlightened has been honored with a Top 100 MBE Award.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enlightened, Inc., a leading Information Technology (IT) consulting firm delivering Cyber Security, Systems Integration, and Management Consulting solutions, announced today that its President and CEO, Mr. Antwanye Ford has been selected to receive the distinguished 2013 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award. The Top 100 MBE® ceremony is designed to acknowledge and pay tribute to outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia.  The Top 100 MBE® Award is given to enterprising women and minority entrepreneurs that fuel the region's economy through their innovation, sacrifices, and dedication.  These business owners are living their dreams and making significant contributions to their clients, professions, industries and communities.

The awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 30th at 5:30 p.m. at the War Memorial located 101 Gay Street in downtown Baltimore. 

"I am honored and humbled to be recognized as a Top 100 MBE Award Winner for the second time," said  Antwanye Ford, Enlightened's President & CEO.  "I am grateful to my family, employees and mentors for my business success.  I could not have made it this far without the help and support of an incredible staff that works very hard to reach our goals and shares in my vision."

Enlightened, Inc. is an IT consulting firm specializing in Management Consulting, Cyber Security, and Systems Integration services.  Enlightened serves clients such as the US Navy, Office of Personnel Management, US Department of Veteran Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the US Department of Labor to name a few.

This year's ceremony host organizations are the City of Baltimore; Caesars Entertainment and Horseshow Casino-Baltimore; BGE; Southwest Airlines; University of Maryland University College; and greiBO media.     

"The winners of this year's Top 100 MBE Award exemplifies excellence and stability," said Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of the City of Baltimore.  "Antwanye Ford represents the goals and aspirations of many entrepreneurs across the mid-Atlantic region."

To obtain tickets for the 2013 Top 100 MBE Awards Ceremony or for a complete listing of this year's winners, please visit www.top100mbe.com or call the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development at 410.396.3818. 

For more information about Enlightened Inc., please visit www.enlightened.com or call 202.728.7190.                                  

SOURCE Enlightened, Inc.



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